An Israeli drone flies over the West Bank city of Hebron in this June 14, 2014 file photo. — Reuters pic
BEIRUT, Aug 25 (MENA) - A Hezbollah official said Sunday an Israeli drone went down over the Lebanese capital of Beirut and another exploded in the air, The Daily Star reported.
Residents in southern Beirut reported one large explosion that shook the area early Sunday, triggering a fire.
They said the nature of the blast in the Moawwad neighborhood was not immediately clear, but said it may have been caused by an Israeli drone that went down in the area.
They said they heard an aircraft flying just before the blast and reported later that Hezbollah sealed off the area. The blast occurred near the militant group's media office in the Moawwad district.
Journalists on the scene were not allowed to film or take pictures. One building appeared to be slightly damaged where the drone went down. A man was seen taking away metal parts in a white plastic bag that he said contained parts of the aircraft that went down.
Israeli warplanes regularly violate Lebanese airspace.